Big art can be so expensive. I've been looking for something to hang on the big wall above my couch for a while now, and since I couldn't find anything to buy that was in my price range, I decided to make something instead. I created a pretty aspen tree scene!
I love how my DIY wall art turned out and it was so inexpensive... I made the whole thing for less than $10. I also love that I could choose the exact size I wanted. The finished size is 3 feet by 5 feet. That's a BIG piece of wall art!
Want to make one too? Here's how you can craft your very own big DIY aspen tree wall art:
- Foamies Big Roll Craft Foam in White (aff. link)
- Black or charcoal craft paint
- Paint brush
Begin by unrolling the foam sheet and taping it to a hard surface to keep it flat. Using a yardstick or other straight edge, draw a 3 inch border around the outside edges. Then draw your aspen trees. I looked up a picture online to use as a reference. I found that I had a hard time distinguishing between the trees and the background, so I colored my trees in a little bit to help me see which ones to cut and which to leave.
Cut out the negative space with a pair of scissors without cutting through the outside border.
When everything is cut out, use a small brush and craft paint to add knots and bark details.
As soon as the paint is dry, it's ready to hang on the wall! I used masking tape, but it started coming down after a few days, so I would recommend those Velcro Command Strips.
Not bad for $10, don't you think?
I love the wintery feel of this art, and plan to leave it up until spring!
Since this DIY wall art is super lightweight, it's perfect for a dorm room or rental apartment because you can easily hang it without damaging walls.
Now that I've had it hanging up for a while, I think I want to build a barn wood frame for it. Wouldn't that look great?!